|Date: Saturday 9th February
||A comprehensive classroom based course on all things sail trim.
|Time: 9.00am to 5.00pm
|Teaching venue: TBC (Central Cambridge)
Overview of the Course and Syllabus
This new one-day classroom based course will cover all things sail trim and rig tuning.
The aim of the course is to demystify sail trim and give you a solid foundation upon which to build your practical skills. Good sail trim is important for safety, comfort, and of course speed whilst sailing, and it is essential for anyone wanting to get into racing.
If you are relatively new to sailing, this course will help you quickly understand the basics and allow you to learn more efficiently later on. If you are already a relatively experienced sailor, it will help you get the most out of the boat and sails when you are sailing and take your sail trim knowledge to the next level.
Topics covered on the course include:
Names and terminology
Different types of sails and their uses
Points of sail and apparent wind
Control lines and their function
Upwind trim (entry, draft, lift and drag, leeway, etc.)
Spinnakers, both symmetric and asymmetric (setting, trimming, maneuvering, and dropping)
Balance and stability
...and much more
This is a one-day classroom based course. The material is taught primarily using a presentation, talked through and discussed by the instructor. There are then exercises and question and answer sessions at the end of each section. There will then be a CUYC Pub Meet following the course!
There is no formal exam for this course, however there is a quiz at the end of the course to check your understanding!
There are no prerequisites for this course. However to get the most out of the course we recommend that you have at least been sailing once before whether that is on a yacht or dinghy etc.
Course Administration Details
The cost of the course includes your share of the room hire, cost of teaching materials, and instructor payment. Light refreshements will be provided at no extra cost.
Sign Up & Questions
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